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Indian Peafowl © Percom/Shutterstock
16 Aug 2017

7 stunning bird courtship displays that'll make you swoon

Before sex, first comes the courtship period – and few know how to catch the eye quite like birds. Here are seven such displays that caught our eye.
10 Aug 2017

The last dance? Critically Endangered grebe’s mesmerising display filmed

On the remote glacial lagoons of Patagonia, a rare grebe performs a bewitching dance that has been caught on film for the first time. But with invasive predators and proposed dams threatening its existence, how long do we have until the music stops?
Between a rock and a hard place: the birds of Rapa Iti. © Fred Jacq
01 Aug 2017

How we're going to save the little paradise in the Pacific

The rare native wildlife of a remote island has retreated to a precarious existence on vertical cliffs. An urgent project supported by the 2017 Birdfair is leading the counter-attack against invasive species to save the “little planet” of Rapa Iti.
27 Jul 2017

The "Nature Watchdogs" keeping Cyprus' wildlife safe

Each morning, volunteers patrol Cyprus’ most valuable natural habitats in order to keep them in pristine condition. This is their story.
Australasian Bittern, Ohiwa. © Neil Robert Hutton
24 Jul 2017

Seeking the elusive "Swamp Boomers" of New Zealand

On a small lake in central Hawke’s Bay, the quest is on to find one of New Zealand’s least understood species before it vanishes forever.

On the ‘Nest Quest’ - protecting essential breeding grounds

HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco with BirdLife CEO, Patricia Zurita.
21 Jul 2017

Prince of Monaco presented with prestigious BirdLife award

One good tern deserves another, as they say. At this year's “Summer Dream” evening BirdLife CEO Patricia Zurita proudly presented an Arctic Tern statue to HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco, in recognition of his support to BirdLife's cause.
Andros Island, Bahamas © Shutterstock
20 Jul 2017

Using IBAs to uncover America's hidden ecotourism paradises

BirdLife Partners in the United States, Bahamas, Belize and Paraguay are clubbing together to promote ecotourism in places where poverty overlaps with IBAs, a pioneering project that will enrich these areas for both people and nature
Gila Woodpecker © kojihirano/Shutterstock
14 Jul 2017

8 incredible bird nests from around the world

When thinking about bird nests, most people may imagine the regular bowl-shaped receptacle of twigs and leaves - but birds’ nesting behaviours are as diverse as their courting rituals.
 Lesser Flamingo © Gudkov Andrey/ Shutterstock
11 Jul 2017

The deadly lake that gives life to flamingos

Soda ash mining is still a lingering threat to Lake Natron in Northern Tanzania, the most important breeding site in the world for Lesser Flamingos. But a new community-based tourism initiative could save the spectacle of the “pink parade” from disaster.
Little Penguin © Richard Robinson
06 Jul 2017

Little Blue neighbours

They can be found nesting on people’s doorsteps, or quite literally underneath them. Meet the world's smallest penguins, unwillingly urban birds who are being given new homes by local volunteers
New Zealand's Endangered penguin species: Yellow-eyed © Richard Robinson
05 Jul 2017

Yellow eyes a warning

Look directly into the eyes of an Endangered species. Work by Forest & Bird on land is helping the Yellow-eyed Penguin, but threats at sea are very worrying
Fiordland Penguin "Tawaki" © Richard Robinson
04 Jul 2017

Penguins of the remote rainforest

Grab a kayak, hiking boots and become an expert at crawling through rocks if you want to discover New Zealand's hidden Fiordland Penguins, or "tawaki". But why are they going hungry?
A Little Penguin runs underneath a parked car while returning to its nest in Oamaru, New Zealand. © Richard Robinson
03 Jul 2017

The unusual urban lives of New Zealand's penguins

Tucked away in rainforests, rocky crevices or under parked cars, these hidden (and not-so-well-hidden) birds are having a rough ride. Welcome to New Zealand, home to one third of the world’s penguins
Wandering Albatross © Prince Images
29 Jun 2017

Towards seabird-safe fisheries, global efforts and solutions

The RSPB and BirdLife International have produced a new publication that presents some of the remarkable efforts fisheries have made on a global scale to tackle seabird bycatch.
Wandering Albatross © Oli Prince
22 Jun 2017

How we're saving the kings of the ocean

It has been another busy year for the Albatross Task Force, and our teams have made good progress in achieving their objectives towards reducing the bycatch of vulnerable seabirds in some of the world’s most deadly fisheries.
Peacock © Percom

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